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Animal Care – Junior

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Select Enrolment Status Course Code Date Duration Time Location Costs
Full - Call 01756 693 309 UFPNAG01 Sat 25 Feb 2023 1 Day 10:00 - 15:00 Aireville Campus £ 45
Limited places - Call 01756 693 309 UFPNAG03 Sat 22 Apr 2023 1 Day 10:00 - 15:00 Aireville Campus £ 45

Designed for young people (age 10-15) with a passion for animals, this introductory course is made up of hands-on, practical tasks that will give you experience with a wide range of animals from guinea pigs to bearded dragons.

You will cover a variety of topics to include animal handling, feeding, cleaning, accommodation and grooming and you will practice these on a range of species in our animal unit. You will have an opportunity to feed the bearded dragons, handle our snakes, bathe the tortoises and learn about live food. You could be involved with grooming rabbits and guinea pigs, handling our rats and hamsters as well as checking for eggs in the hen coop. With over 30 species of animals, there is plenty to learn about and we do this in a practical way as we know how important hands-on experiences are.


Please bring a pen and paper, appropriate clothing and sturdy footwear.  If you have long hair, please tie it back.

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Part-time courses are term time only. See our term dates for further information.

Did you know that some of our courses are free if you earn less than £18,525 (£21,255 if you live in West Yorkshire, difference in qualifying earning amounts is due to local authority funding regulations). Call 01756 693 309 for further information.

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